Friday, January 25, 2013

PTI January Blog Hop - 50 and Fabulous!

Happy Friday!  Today is the Papertrey Ink's January Blog Hop and the theme for this month's hop is to use the color BLACK.  Since I was in need of a birthday card for my sister-in-law this week I decided to use this challenge for her card.
After looking at the PTI inspiration photo above I decided to combine the color black with a tag (upper right hand corner of the photo) and use a die-cut negative for my numbers (bottom center) along with brightly colored flowers (upper left of photo).  I used the PTI stamp sets Embroidered Blooms (love this set since embroidery and cross stitch were my first love before card making), Turning a New Leaf and Big Birthday Wishes.  I took my cue from Nichole's beautiful card where she heat embossed on black cardstock on her background, I did the same on my card and really like the effect.  On the pink background of the die-cut negative of the numbers I stamped the flowers from the Embroidered Blooms to add some texture and several pieces on my card were popped up using foam tape to give some dimension.
Have a great day and enjoy the hop!
 
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19 comments:

Crafty Kate said...

Wow! So pretty! Great job!

Marcie Rhys said...

What great colors you chose; they really pop on the black. The composition is crowded, but it works PERFECTLY! The very thin pink surround adds greatly to its appeal.

Your fiend will love getting this beauty, and I will enjoy it again when I save a copy of this for inspiration's sake. Thanks for taking the time to share and enjoy your hopping.

Leigh said...

This is so pretty! What great colours on the black background!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Way to combine inspiration.

artful-notions said...

Your card's a standout! Also loved the way you lined it with the raspberry.

richardbreaks said...

Lynn, this is sooooo pretty!!
Hey, I'm in MI too! Are you anywhere at all close to Bloomfield Hills??

Jodi_E said...

Just pops off the black. Very nice.

J

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Lynn, those colours are fabulous.

Sue Lelli said...

Lynn, I would have LOVED receiving something so bright and beautiful on my 50th! LOVE the tag! FAB card!

Nina Yang said...

Love, love your color combo Lynn! So bright and happy!

Broni said...

This card is so fun and just totally awesome, Lynn!!

Sadie said...

Your card is so bright and cheery!! I love it and it certainly would be awesome to get it on a 50th birthday!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is soooo beautiful Lynn! I love the embossed leaves on the backgrond and then the bright contrasting colors on top!

Annheidel said...

Cute and colorful!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful card!

Amy O said...

This is gorgeous! I love the clear embossing on the black background, and your color scheme is so bright and happy. There are just so many pretty details to examine on this card. You always do such nice work!

Vicki Stys said...

Lynn, this is just beautiful... your SIL will love it!!! The colors are so springy and the black really enhances them, too! Lots of fabulous details as always! Great job!

Jacquie Southas said...

THis is bright & beautiful - a fun card full of energy!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is awesome, Lynn! LOVE the bold colors!